Temp problems.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by murdermode, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. murdermode

    murdermode Fire Starter

    I'm smoking a 5 pound butt and havent had any issues at all until I noticed the temp of the butt dropping from 194 to 192. Any idea why it's going down? And before you all comment on how I should have pulled it at 190 or so, I always smoke mine to 203 before I pull it, just a personal preference. I've never had the temp in my meat go backwards.
  2. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Not sure what you had going on there. Sounds kind of odd...
    I pull my butts at 205 because most of the time they are getting used for pulled porked.
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Actually.. It's not unusual for temps to drop like that... it's happened a few times with me... go ahead and move your temp probe to a different place in the butt (making sure not to put it in a chunk of fat).... I know ya hate to poke holes all around it...but ... try doing the probe test (no resistance when sticking probe in)... 3 or 4 different spots... start doing this every 5` rise in IT (starting at 190` IT) .... you'll get the feeling of what's done and what's not done as time goes by (more cooks)...
  4. murdermode

    murdermode Fire Starter

    Thanks man. I had to pull it anyway because something came up. It was still good though!

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